This course is one of many that together build up the qualifications:
- FET Certificate: Occupational Health and Safety, the
- National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety, and the
- National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety as accredited to DB Training and SHE Consultants by HWSeta.
It carries 3 credits towards the 120 to 144 credits required in the mentioned full qualifications.This course will be free of charge until April 30, 2017, whereafter it will revert to the standardised SHEQ Academy e-learning course price of R80.00 per linked credit when done individually and not as a full qualification. In this case it is 3 credits and therefore costing R240.00.
Learners accredited with the full national qualifications will be able to identify, evaluate, advise and report on occupational hygiene and safety factors, in occupational environments, in order to maintain a high level of health and safety for workers in such environments.
Learners credited with this qualification are capable of:
Learners credited with this qualification are likely to be working in the occupational safety, hygiene and environmental disciplines. Learners are required to integrate practical skills with essential knowledge, to be able to take proactive and reactive measures in order to maintain a healthy and safe environment.
In South Africa and internationally, the social and economic impact of occupational safety, hygiene and health, is significant. Direct costs that result from poor workplace safety, hygiene and health, include human and economic costs. Indirect costs are also incurred and may include poor morale, poor productivity and downtime. Improved workplace safety, hygiene and health, could influence the South African economy in direct costs alone to the value of millions of Rands each year. This qualification aims to meet the demand for learners that are able to facilitate a safe, healthy and productive occupational environment.
There is a critical need in the industry to recognise learner competence regarding essential operations associated with a healthy, safe and productive working environment. This qualification is the next step in a career path in one of the areas of specialisation in Occupational Safety and Hygiene and is generic enough to allow maximum mobility within the field of application.
This qualification provides easy vertical articulation into either QCTO or CHE controlled higher level study.on NQF level 5 to 7